FIREARMS COURSES

Handgun Instruction Courses are facilitated by a professional trainer for firearm and handgun owners in Pennsylvania including the greater Lehigh Valley, Allentown, & Reading – Berks, PA areas.

No formal instruction?  New to firearms and not sure how to operate or handle your new gun?  Want to become more proficient and accurate?

Even seasoned gun owners will find professional instruction vastly increases knowledge, awareness, skill & confidence.

Learn from someone with the professional knowledge, skill, experience and attitude to teach you what you need to know.  Stay tuned to facebook and this website for Open Enrollment Courses or Contact the Office today and schedule your Private Session(s).

      ” I wanted to thank you for the lesson you conducted today. I’m a college professor and have taught at various levels of education over the years and you’re an excellent instructor. You’re very patient and you made me feel very much at ease. Much appreciated.”  -John D., Lehigh Co, PA

     ” Your knowledge, awareness, and patience are far beyond what I ever could have imagined…I learned more today than I did in 6 years of National Guard time.  Thank you! ”  -R., Northampton County, PA

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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION: 

Do you want a professional firearm instructor dedicated solely to you in a relaxed environment with open dialogue?

Professional firearms / handgun instruction is available for responsible Citizens, Military and Law Enforcement seeking to enhance their basic skills, increase proficiency for home defense, self-defense, service and concealed carry.

  • Personalized one on one instruction
  • Tailored curriculum
  • Q & A on gear, ammunition, holsters, sights, accessories & resources
  • Coaching on firearms cleaning
  • Consult with a firearms instructor with professional firearms and use of force experience
  • Comfortable & Confidential dialogue

Contact the office to schedule a private one on one / group handgun instruction training session.  Team building and group events available.

LOCATION:   Topton Fish & Game Association OR your venue

Required Gear:  Firearm and 150+ rounds ammunition, eye & ear protection, baseball style hat with brim, closed toe shoes, weather appropriate apparel, water, etc.

Pricing:

  • 1-3 people: $250*

  • 4-6 people: $350*

  • *2 or more add $10 range fee per person


WHAT TO BRING / REQUIRED GEAR: Semi-auto pistol or revolver, extra magazine, 200+ rounds target ammunition, eye & ear protection, baseball style hat with brim, closed toe shoes, weather appropriate apparel, water, etc., folding chair if so desired.  You will have access to your vehicle at the range.  Short breaks will be taken.


LIMITED OPEN ENROLLMENT AND NRA CERTIFIED COURSES – OR AS REQUESTED BY PRIVATE PARTIES


INTRO TO HANDGUN:

Desire formal instruction?  Then this is Your Course……..Establishes a solid foundation of safety and necessary skills for new and experienced shooters alike.

  • Safety: Rules & Reasons
  • Handgun Parts & Operation
  • Ammunition & Firing Sequence
  • Handling & Range Etiquette
  • Fundamentals
  • Loading, Unloading & Reloading
  • Common Errors
  • Shooting Accurately
  • Malfunctions & “Jams”
  • Q&A on gear & accessories
  • Maintaining & Improving Skills
  • Handouts on Pennsylvania License to Carry and applicable laws

Length: 4.0- 4.5hrs

PREREQUISITESNone


HANDGUN 1.0

Pick up where Intro to handgun left off. Use of holsters, cover, concealment, malfunction drills and intro to shooting while moving

  • Safety – Rules & Reasons
  • Handgun Parts & Operation
  • Review of Intro to Handgun
  • Holsters
    • Holstering
    • Unholstering
    • Re-holstering
  • Fundamentals
  • Loading, Unloading & Reloading
  • Common Errors
  • Malfunctions & “Jams”
  • Shooting Accurately
  • Intro to defensive shooting
    • Use of Cover & Concealment
  • Clearing Malfunctions
  • Q&A on gear & accessories
  • Improving & Maintaining Skills
  • Handouts on Pennsylvania License to Carry and

NRA Home Firearms Safety CoursePrivate firearms InstructionNRA Basic Pistol CourseNRA FIRST Steps Pistol Course 

Basic gun considerations for unsupervised children: NRA Eddie Eagle .  Youth firearm instruction available – Please contact the office

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a blended training course, which means a portion of the course (Phase 1) is conducted in an online environment, that can be completed on your own time. Upon successfully completing the online exam, students will be required to register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase 2), which is to be conducted at your local range with an NRA Certified Instructor. You must successfully complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Description: Learn the basics for knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

This course length is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time for learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Students receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. In addition, students are expected to take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination. Upon completion of the course and examination, receive a certificate of completion.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

Description: Learn firearms instruction, responsibility, and safety training. This course is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

The course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and upon completion of the course the FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.
NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

Description: This is a non-shooting course; students learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

The course is four-hours in length for safe gun handling; conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.

Students receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and upon course completion, certificate of completion certificate.